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2021 Bookish Goals & Resolutions

Hello! So I recently decided to share my bookish goal and resolutions in my blog as well and not only in my bookstagram account and in other social media platforms. I have a massive bookish resolutions for 2021, and it is my first time doing it (doing yearly resolution).

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln

Here’s what my bookish resolution list looks like.. I decided to put it into a BINGO format, because I think the idea is good in achieving these resolutions, I am up for the thrill in crossing them out. Although it may seem is a lot. I am looking forward to them. I decided to break done the big chunk of the big piece of my resolution.

READING GOAL, GENRE EXPLORATION, OTHERS

READING GOAL

I will be starting with my reading goal first. My reading goal for 2020 was 95 books if I am not mistaken and I have read more than that, which pushed me to expand my reading goal for 2021… but then, there’s school.. I’ll be first year in college in 2021 which I guess, it’ll be hard for me to fit in a time for reading unless it’s a vacation.

I set my reading goal to 50 books only this time, it’s okay if I’ll be reading more than that.

Under this reading goal, I also want to maximize my goodreads account for 2021. I only knew there were total amount of pages ready annually now. Because I never used my good reads account before.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/118697381-readers-north

GENRE EXPLORATION

For the longest time, Fantasy have been my comfort genre, as much as I want to start reading Mystery books, Thriller, Horror, I always find myself reading back to Fantasy.

So for this year I want to start reading books that is out of my comfort zone, I want to read more books from different authors and different genre’s. Horror, Thriller and Mystery Novels are the least genre I am into. Especially Horror, I actually like authors who execute their stories well and could definitely make their readers feel the eeriness of their books. I also want to read more books that are relevant to our society, like the LGBTQIA+ community novels, own voices novels, and books written by POC and BIPOC authors.

Others

As for this one, it contains different goals I have this year like, reading outside the house like in a café or something to the hopes that COVID will be gone this year, join readathons and blog tours and also participate in REP search’s because I want to try them out too, I think the experiences of these activities will help me boost my self. I want to try buying bookish boxes and bookish merch this year too.

I will be in a Book Buying ban from January to June, it seems impossible knowing that as I am writing right now, I even find it impossible to happen. The reason why I am putting myself under book buying ban that long, is I am planning to buy books afterwards.

If I’ll be able to cross out my bookish BINGO this year, I’ll give myself a book as a reward.

If you have any book recommendations leave them down below, and what ae your bookish goals and resolutions?

Book Review #16: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

The Caffeinated Rareder

Synopsis:

Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.

Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear.

And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything. 

It’s no secret that Marie Lu

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Books I am planning to read before the year ends.

Hello! So I was planning to at least read few books before the year ends during our Christmas break. I went ahead and looked for the books I was really eager to read or re-read. I kept this list as short as possible, as I am already visualizing, that there’s a probability I won’t be able to get through them. But let’s hope for the best!


All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

I already read All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover few months ago in an ebook format, and I didn’t expect that it’ll belong to one of my favorite reads this year. This book shares different experiences of a relationship and an individual who is in a relationship.

I feel like this book just brings out the emotions and pain that I had long ago, and the feeling of this emotions resurrecting once again, is what I want to happen or experience once more, before the year ends.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas is a book that got released this year, and a lot of people are actually raving about it, especially in the bookstagram community.

I want to read this one before the year end because I find this book interesting. I tried to read a chapter few days ago and I found myself few pages away from the first chapter, knowing that I am in a reading slump that time.

I am reading it in an ebook format, and hopefully I could make the progress bar of this book farther and finish this before the year ends.

Tablay by Kat Olan

I am fortunate that my friend Nicole gave me a copy of Tablay by Katrina F. Olan. The premise of this book is catchy that I want to actually read it immediately. This is a Filipino inspired sci-fi novel that took place in the Modern Manila, which I am excited for.

A lot of people actually read this during Wikathon, and now I want to read it for the month of December.

I just don’t want to miss out this opportunity to slip out, so I am including this one in the books I want to read before the year ends.

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E Shwab

If I can finish this one before the year ends *and hope to have a copy too so I could read it physically* this will be my first V.E Shwab books. I have started Vicious months ago, but I stopped as I was currently adjusting to ebooks that time, and it was honestly sad. Viscous was my first V.E Shwab book but technically speaking, If I could finish TILOAL first, it’ll be the first one.

I heard mixed reviews about this book though, but I think I will love it because the plot is up right into my ally. The “You are different from the others but someone identifies you” trope? I am up for it. I think this is one of the most anticipated releases for 2020, and I can’t wait to dive into this book too.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue eBook by Casey McQuiston - 9781250316783 | Rakuten  Kobo Philippines

This book is a cute written book I believe, a lot of people in the book community are aslo raving about it.

I think a light contemporary read will be a good read before the year ends, and also.. I love royalty stories!!!

I am into this books!!! In adittional I love the cover huhu, aren;’t you too?


So that is all friends! I hop you are all doing good and productive in your readings!!!

Have you read any of them? Maybe you have if you have please leave your comments or thoughts about them down so I could check them out too!

Happy Reading!

~Diane

September TBR

Hello friends! This is my first time writing a blog and I will start it by sharing my September TBR!!! *party poppers*

I read 20+ books for the month of August and it was my most productive month! Which was so amazing to hear, I couldn’t contain my happiness as I wrap my month. I am not expecting to read much amount of books for this month, which is fine because our online class already started. But I’ll try to get into these books because they are so amazing, and I am looking forward into it.

1.Lovely War by Julie Berry

I have been hearing a lot of good things about this book, especially the whole idea of this book. A touch of mythology and the historical idea is just so good! I couldn’t talk to it furthermore because I don’t want to spoil myself that much. I want to go blindly into it.

2. Gumiho: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

I added this on my tbr because I have been wanting to read this for too long, unfortunately I don’t have it physically. I already read the book in ebook, and I might also read the sequel this month because its a freaking cliff hanger!! I rated it. 4.75.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

This will be the last book for the stunning series of Uncle Rick Riordan, PJO. I started this last June and I admit, I don’t want to finish this series yet. Even though I read his works out of order, I know what will happen already in the future after this one.

I hope I won’t cry much for this ending.

4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling

I haven’t read Harry Potter yet. I already watched the movie a lot of times out of order but now, I decided to read it. I don’t know if I’ll be able to read it and finish it the same month though.

I have high expectations for this book because a lot of people actually stated reading because of this one.

5. Janus Silang at ang Labanang Manananggal-Mambabarang by Edgar Calabia Samar

I read the first one during Wikathon and gaahd. Its so good, it slightly reminded me of Warcross at some sort. I already started it and so far its getting really interesting from where I left of Hopefully I get to finish this one this month, sadly I am on a book buying ban so I couldn’t think of any way to read the third one. It wasn’t available during Aklatan 2020 :(( But we will find a way!!!

6. Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover

This is my fourth CoHo novel, and her works never really fail to surprise me. They are short but full of surprises as well! I finished this book and ended up giving it a 5. Thankfully it is not as heavy as her other works. Hoping to read AND collect CoHo books in the future.

7. The Ikessar Falcon by K.S Villoso

I love the first one, I think this will be out on the 22nd of the month? This will also be the TriHoes book for the month of September. I wanted to know more about the world in the book, how will the main character will face her kingdom and the battle and wars from the first book. The first book was full of betrayal and it also ended as a cliff hanger, so will definitely read the sequel.

8. Given by Natsuki Kizu

Given is one of my favorite anime’s, so I decided to read the Manga. The status is still ongoing, but I want to know what happened after the last episode. There will also be a Movie Adaptation so…*wink*

I love music and romance and the book provided that hehe.

I will buy the books too in the future.. well hopefully after I complete my Haikyuu books.

That is all for the books for September, hopefully I can fit them during our Online Class. Thank you for reading too! I highly appreciate it.

Follow me on my bookstagram! @readers_north.

~Dianah

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